Large Hadron Collider Sets World Record | Wired Science | Wired.com

CERN announced early Monday that the Large Hadron Collider has become the world’s highest-energy particle accelerator. The LHC pushed protons to 1.18 TeV (trillion electron volts), surpassing the previous record of 0.98 TeV held by Fermilab’s Tevatron.

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Review 2: The Tide of War by Seth Hunter

The opening of The Tide of War, set immediately after the conclusion of The Time of Terror, finds Nathan Peake recuperating at his father's estate in Sussex. After two years of serving “undercover” in Paris while posing as an American merchant captain, he is weary and grief-stricken. A summons to the Admiralty provides just the tonic he needs. Peake is made post and is to take command of a frigate, the Unicorn.

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The Fighting Temeraire by Sam Willis review | Non-fiction book reviews – Times Online

In 2005, Radio 4 ran a poll to find the nation’s favourite painting. More than a quarter of the votes went to the winner, JMW Turner’s The Fighting Temeraire, Tugged to Her Last Berth to Be Broken Up. In the famous image of 1838, a squat paddle steamer and a ghostly relic from the past in the majestic shape of the Temeraire, one of the ships that fought at Trafalgar, emerge from dazzling, swirling colours of sea and sunset. Yet as Sam Willis notes in his absorbing and enjoyable biography of the vessel, Turner was the first person to call the ship the “fighting” Temeraire.

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Review 1: The Time of Terror by Seth Hunter

The Time of Terror is a strongly-written novel that pulls the reader into the world of revolutionary France and Britain’s attempts to come to terms with the new republic. Lieutenant Nathan Peake, in command of the brig-sloop Nereus, tracks a smuggler as far as the coast of France only to receive the opening shots of the newly-declared war between Britain and revolutionary France. It is January 1793 and Peake is launched on an adventure which will take him deep into the reign of terror.

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Google to put ancient Iraq museum collection online | Technology | Reuters

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Google is putting thousands of images of ancient artifacts at Iraq's National Museum online, the Web search leader said on Tuesday, part of a U.S. bid to entice foreign firms to invest in Iraq.

What is now modern-day Iraq was once known as Mesopotamia a region considered by many as the “cradle of civilization.” The museum houses one of the finest Mesopotamian collections in the world.

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The World’s Looming ‘Water Gap’ | GreenBiz.com

There's good and bad news from a sweeping new report on the world's water scarcity out today from McKinsey & Co., commissioned by such water-dependent companies as Coca-Cola, Nestle, SAB Miller and Syngenta, along with the World Bank/International Finance Corp.

The bad: Global demand for water already exceeds supply — about 1.1 billion people don't have access to clean water — and the so-called water gap is increasing at an accelerating rate.

The good: Cost-effective, sustainable solutions are available to close the gap, particularly if governments and business focus on reducing demand rather than trying to generate additional supply.

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